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Report CrowdStrike 2023 Cloud Risk Report

2023 Cloud Risk Report

The Rise of the Cloud-Conscious Adversary

Cloud-conscious cyberattacks surged between 2021 and 2022, with a 95% increase in observed cloud exploitation cases and a staggering 288% rise in adversaries targeting cloud environments. The CrowdStrike 2023 Cloud Risk Report delves into the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by threat actors, highlighting key trends, real-world attack stories, and crucial insights to help organisations defend against the growing threat of cloud-focused adversaries.

Report Snap Shot

  • Attackers removed evidence of infiltration 28% of the time
  • Nearly half (47%) of critical misconfigurations were related to poor identity and entitlement hygiene
  • 67% of cloud security incidents involved privileges elevated beyond what is required